I probably won't try another book from this author. The hero is more of a McGyver type rather than a credible character, & there were too many common ..Show More »technical errors in the action for my liking.
Area 7 once again contains over the top action scenes, an unbelievable plot and the awesome Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield and his team of marines, inclu..Show More »ding Buck "Book II" Riley the son of Buck "Book" Riley Senior who died in Ice Station. It is read by Sean Mangan who reads nearly all the Matthew Reilly books and who gives an excellent performance in all of them. Scarecrow and his team need to keep the President alive to prevent most of the Northern United States from been blown up. They also need to fight against a rogue military unit led by a supposedly dead racist military genius, fight against the countries most dangerous criminals including a cannibal serial killer and prevent a sino-virus been unloaded on the world, whilst also protecting the vaccine, a clone named Kevin. This is a typical Matthew Reilly book, fast-paced and just a great fun read and listen.
Well written, fast paced an enjoyable read, but... My only complaint is the incredible escapes that the Scarecrow has from danger. Once in a novel is ..Show More »OK but repeatedly the Scarecrow makes his escape in feats that defy basic physics. They make James Bond novels/films tame. I believe this diminishes the books in a way that is unnecessary.
Worth a listen? I would say yes but what could have been a great book at times becomes ludicrous which is a shame.
Another great story for Matthew and a "MUST READ" for fans of the Scarecrow story line but this story was written for a story was written as a short s..Show More »tory for School use in Australia. I have to question the bang for my buck. The same price for just 2 hours of listening is not justified against the 10 to 13 hours of the other books. The story is great and well in keeping with the Scarecrow story line. Toned down in language and in gory detail it is a good listen around the kids but it retains the action and feverish pace worthy of the Scarecrow